Monday, 30 May 2016

Past Nitro's: Rylan Duley

Photo from UCO Hockey Facebook page

Rylan Duley suited for the University of Central Oklahoma this past season. It was his senior year and he played in 34 games registering 16 goals and 15 assists.

The Kimberley native last played for the Dynamiters in the 2011-12 season.

*Look! I spelled Rylan right the first time this year! Only took three years*

Friday, 27 May 2016

Kimberley Dynamiters seeking volunteers

The Dynamiters are always looking for volunteers to help the team function, but in particular they are seeking leads for these three committees.

  • Fundraising Coordinator
  • Booster Booth Coordinator
  • 50/50 Coordinator
If you choose to accept one of these missions, please contact either Current President James Leroux at k(underscore)leroux(at)shaw(dot)ca or VP Glen Johnston at johnston(dot)glen(at)yahoo(dot)ca.


Thursday, 26 May 2016

Kimberley Dynamiters 2016 AGM Highlights

The Kimberley Dynamiters AGM was held on Wednesday May 18th at the Elks Hall in Kimberley.

The following are the highlights from the meeting:

Current Board of Directors:
  • President: James Leroux
  • Vice President(s): Glen Johnston & Mike Reid
  • Past President: Chad Koran
  • Secretary: Karrie Hall
  • Treasurer: Troy Pollock
  • Co-Treasurer: Kathy Merkel
  • Directors at Large: Melanie Holloway, Tasha Johnston, Robyn Wardle, Jodi L‘Heureux, Al Rice, Chris Hall, Scott Cameron, Mitchell Zuvela
Current Committee Leads:
  • Advertising & Sponsorship: Derek Stewart
  • Billet Coordinator: Jodi L ‘Heureux
  • Game Night Coordinator (combine with Game night Coordinator)
  • Game Night Event Coordinator: Melanie Holloway
  • Beer Booth Coordinator: Robyn Wardle & Nancy Sebolsky
  • Equipment Coordinator: Chad Koran
  • Webcast Coordinator: Troy Boback
  • Social Media Coordinator: Jodi L’Heureux, Tasha Johnston, Glen Johnston, Mitchell Zuvela
  • Team Community Involvement Coordinator: Derek Stewart
  • Fundraising Coordinator: Vacant
  • Booster Booth Coordinator: Vacant
  • 50/50 Coordinator: Vacant
  • Season Ticket Coordinator: Jodi L’Heureux
  • Office Officials Coordinator:  Tyler Crawford
That social media committee has a lot of coordinators!

I share this, because a) this is public information b) it shows some of the great people that make this awesome team function c) it shows that I am not involved in any official capacity with the team; I am, simply, just a fan/volunteer.

Monday, 9 May 2016

Derek Stuart named GM & Head Coach of the Kimberley Dynamiters

The Kimberley Jr. Dynamiter Hockey Club is very pleased to announce the hiring of GM & Head Coach; Derek Stuart.   Derek was born and raised in Calgary, Alberta and does have a personal connection to the City of Kimberley.  Derek brings with him an impressive coaching and playing resume”, says James Leroux, Vice-President.  With that he’ll provide a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Dynamiters. 

Derek’s most recent coaching assignment was as an Assistant Coach for the Jr “A” Okotoks Oilers (AJHL) for 5 seasons; 2010-2013 & 2014-2016.  He was the Head Coach & GM for the Jr “A” Calgary Mustangs (AJHL) for the 2013-2014 season.  During these six season he has been a part of two South Division Finalists, two South Division regular season titles and has advanced past the second round of playoffs five of the six years.  During 2006-2010 he was the Associate Head Coach Midget AAA Calgary Buffaloes (AMHL) and during this time he has been a part of three league championships, two provincial titles, and two regional championships and has attended two national championships. 

Derek also had an amazing playing career.  Prior to coaching Derek played his entire Jr career with the Kimberley Dynamiter (RMJHL) from 1995-1998, NCAA Hockey with Bemidji State University (NCAA D1) and a National Championship with the Mount Royal Cougars (ACAC). 

Derek is very excited about being given the opportunity to return to Kimberley along with his wife Erin and daughter Blake and once again be a part of the Kimberley Dynamiters, only this time as GM & Head Coach.   
If you have any questions about the Kimberley Dynamiters or are interested in trying out for the team, please feel free to contact Derek Stuart at (403) 305-4929 or by email at